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SCACPA Urges SC House Members to Support ‘Fiscal State of the Nation’ Resolution

By |2019-10-14T15:26:07-04:00October 14th, 2019|Advocate, Auditing & Accounting, Blogs, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

The U.S. government’s balance sheet indicates that, over time, the nation has an accumulated deficit (from annual shortfalls as of Sept. 30, 2018) of $21.5 trillion. To put that [...]

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View from the Dome: Business License Tax Collection Study Committee Hears from Business Owners About Reform

By |2019-10-07T11:49:58-04:00October 7th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

By Copper Dome Strategies Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 In this edition: The Business License Tax Collection Study Committee met on Thursday, Oct. 3. Legislators will have more money to [...]

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State Tax Issue? Meet the SCDOR’s Taxpayer Advocate at Offices Around the State Later This Year

By |2019-10-02T16:09:19-04:00September 26th, 2019|Advocate, Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

Those who need help resolving state tax issues can visit the SC Department of Revenue’s Taxpayer Advocate across the state beginning in October. The Advocate, who is based in [...]

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BOA Votes for License Fee Increases for 2021

By |2019-09-26T12:53:58-04:00September 25th, 2019|Advocate, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

The South Carolina Board of Accountancy voted its approval to raise annual license fees starting for 2021 during a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The vote came [...]

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SCDOR Releases its Tax Legislative Update for 2019

By |2019-09-11T11:19:04-04:00September 11th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Tax|

What were the critical changes in South Carolina’s tax and regulatory laws enacted during the past legislative session? The state’s Department of Revenue has prepared a summary of these [...]

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The Importance of CPA-PAC: Influencing the Decisions that Impact Our Profession

By |2019-09-05T09:38:34-04:00September 9th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

The CPA Profession has celebrated a long list of legislative victories, but none of those successes are possible without legislators who listen to and support our position. It is [...]

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LLR is Conducting an Email Verification Drive in Advance of License Renewals

By |2019-09-04T11:30:20-04:00September 4th, 2019|Advocate, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Regulatory|

SCACPA members should be aware that the Association has confirmed that the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is conducting an email verification drive in advance of license [...]

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Chamber of Commerce Poll: 71% of SC Registered Voters Want Simpler Tax Code

By |2019-09-04T11:05:37-04:00September 4th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Legislative/Advocacy, Tax|

Tax reform has broad popularity with South Carolina registered voters, and respondents to a statewide poll conducted in August are soundly in favor of adjustments to the state tax code, [...]

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SCACPA Members Talk About the Value of Volunteering During October Month of Service

By |2019-08-28T11:20:44-04:00August 28th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Connect, Membership, Why CPA|

We’re getting close to SCACPA’s annual October Month of Service. The Association is proud to offer ways to connect with your peers to make a difference in your community. If [...]

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Why SCACPA Social Media is Important for You to Get the Most out of Membership

By |2019-08-28T11:12:39-04:00August 27th, 2019|Advocate, Communicate, Connect, Educate, Featured, Grow, Membership, Public Relations, Technology|

You can rely on SCACPA’s social media feeds to find the quick, real-time updates about what’s going on with the Association, along with South Carolina news you can use. [...]

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Hello? SC DOR Writes Public Draft About Charges on Your Phone Bill

By |2019-08-20T17:02:15-04:00August 20th, 2019|Advocate, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Regulatory, Technology|

The South Carolina Department of Revenue has released a ruling that addresses the applicability of the sales and use tax to the Dual Party Relay Charge and the 911 Service [...]

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IRS Launches Tax Withholding Estimator to Replace Withholding Calculator for Paycheck Checkup

By |2019-08-06T14:09:38-04:00August 6th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

Coming in time to help anyone doing tax planning for the final few months of 2019, the IRS has launched the new Tax Withholding Estimator. It is an expanded, [...]

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SCACPA Advocacy Issue Gains Traction as IRS Commissioner Considers a Practitioner Services Division

By |2019-07-24T10:01:59-04:00July 17th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Current Assets Parent, Featured, Governmental, July 25, 2019, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

As the IRS modernizes its policies, practices and systems, SCACPA believes tax professionals should have as many tools as possible in one place to aid taxpayers in successfully adhering [...]

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View from the Dome: A Full Recap of the 2019 Legislative Session, With Tax Reform Proposals on the Way

By |2019-06-07T14:02:02-04:00June 7th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, News Roundup, Public Relations, Regulatory|

View from the Dome – June 7, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC  The first session of the 123rd General Assembly adjourned Sine Die on May 10, but the General Assembly returned [...]

A Letter from Exceptional SC’s Executive Director About a Big State Tax Write-Off for Your Business in 2019

By |2019-09-30T15:14:11-04:00June 5th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

The following is a “Letter to Business Owners” written by Chad Connelly, the Executive Director of Exceptional SC, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to supporting exceptional needs students and families in South Carolina created by the passage [...]

Volunteering: What’s in it for Me?

By |2019-06-04T14:50:56-04:00June 4th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Featured, Grow, Membership, Membership Page Controls|

Volunteering.   Hearing that word in connection with a personal cause they hold near and dear can bring people out of the woodwork.   Hearing it at other times can cause people to [...]

SCACPA Delegation Visits Lawmakers in DC to Discuss Disaster Relief and Other CPA Advocacy Issues

By |2019-05-22T09:05:50-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

SCACPA representatives visited South Carolina lawmakers in Washington, D.C., on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the accounting profession’s advocacy agenda.   Incoming SCACPA Board Chair Zoe Davis, CPA, outgoing Board Chair Dr. Clarence Coleman, CPA, and [...]

Governor Signs Bill that Amends BOA Laws for Reciprocity, Open Hearings

By |2019-05-17T12:03:35-04:00May 17th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

Final approval for a bill that amends some key operating procedures for the South Carolina Board of Accountancy was given by the Senate on Thursday, May 9, the final day of the 2019 legislative [...]

View from the Dome: Legislative Session Ends, But General Assembly Will Return for Unfinished Business on State Budget

By |2019-05-10T13:15:05-04:00May 10th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

View from the Dome – May 10, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC   The General Assembly adjourned Sine Die on Thursday, May 9, at 5 p.m. after a flurry of last-week-of-session activities in both chambers, including passing legislation [...]

DOR Releases Information Letter Concerning New ‘Marketplace Facilitator’ Law Effective April 26

By |2019-05-08T11:11:02-04:00May 8th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

The South Carolina Department of Revenue issued an advisory opinion in the form of “Information Letter 19-14: Marketplace Facilitator” on Tuesday, May 7. It informs persons operating as a marketplace facilitator who sell tangible personal property [...]